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KC Breeders’ Competition nearly here

NEXT WEEK’S Manchester Championship Show will see the official launch the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition.

This new competition, plans for which the KC unveiled last year, is designed to recognise and support the commitment and talent shown by UK breeders. The competition creates a new arena where breeders can demonstrate their breeding skills and take pride in showing off their stock.
Kennel Club Chairman, Ronnie Irving, explained, “This is a very exciting innovation. This creates for the first time a genuine Best Breeder competition for every breed at every Championship Show. There has never before been a regular competition where a breeder can go home at the end of the day saying their stock allowed them to be judged as the breeder of the best breeder’s group at that show. Who in dogs would not wish to aspire to that? The Kennel Club believes in the quality of dogs bred in this country and this competition is the ideal way to showcase the pride we have in our pedigree dogs.”

The Kennel Club has received many positive reactions to the announcement of the new competition with many breeders delighted to be offered the opportunity to compete for an award that recognises their skill.

The Kennel Club Roadshow will also be on hand at Manchester to handle any queries that exhibitors and breeders may have regarding entering the competition, and a special presentation will be made to the first winners of the Best Breeder Groups by Kennel Club Chairman, Ronnie Irving and Manchester Dog Show Society President, Valerie Foss.

Paul Harding, Secretary of Manchester Dog Show Society, said, “I am delighted that Manchester will be helping launch the new award. It’s an exciting innovation and has great potential to encourage more people to get together and come to shows. I am sure that many breeders will wish to challenge for the title of Best Breeder in Breed and the opportunity to compete in the final at Crufts.“

In response to the great interest in the competition that has been expressed, there is further information available at to clarify various aspects of the competition.

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